Centipedegrass

Centipedegrass spreads by stolons. Centipedegrass is a slow growing, apple-green, coarsely leaved turfgrass that is best used as a low maintenance, general purpose turf. It requires little fertilizer once established (0.5 to 1 pound of nitrogen per 1,000 sq ft per year) and infrequent mowing, and it grows well on acidic soils in full sun to partial shade. It does not tolerate traffic, compaction, high soil pH, high soil phosphorus, excessive thatch, drought, or heavy shade.

It should be mowed when it attains 1 inch in height and no higher than 1.5 inches. Centipedegrass can become thatchy, especially when mowed high and infrequently or when heavily fertilized. Thatch may need to be removed every two to three years, but care should be taken because the stems can easily be torn from the ground, leaving bare spots.

TifBlair, an improved cultivar from the University of Georgia, is quicker to establish and more cold tolerant then common centipedegrass. It also retains its green color later in the fall.

Growers

Cooper Sod Farm

Betty or Jake Cooper
175 Five Mile Road
Richlands 28574

Phone:
Fax: (910)324-6451

http://www.sodgrassunlimited.com

Centipedegrass: Common

DMG Turf, Inc.

Clay Gardner
997 Matthews Mill Pd. Road
Angier 27501

Phone:
Fax: (919)639-6312

http://www.dmgturf.com

Tall Fescue: Triple Threat plus

Bermudagrass: Tifway 419, Tifgrand

Centipedegrass: Common

Zoysiagrass: Compadre

Mackilwean Turf Farms

Kenney McIlwean
1004 Washington Post Rd.
New Bern 28562

Phone:
Fax: (252)636-1965

Bermudagrass: Celebration™, Tifway 419

Centipedegrass: Common

St. Augustinegrass: Raleigh

Zoysiagrass: Cavalier, Compadre, El Toro

Macon Turf Farm, Inc

Leary Winslow
337 Cedar Stretch Road
Hertford 27944

Phone:
Fax: (252) 426-1756

http://www.maconturf.com

Bermudagrass: Tifway 419

Centipedegrass: Common

Tall Fescue: Triple Threat plus

Zoysiagrass: Compadre

Oakland Plantation Turf Farm, Inc.

John Williams
120 Bermuda Drive
Council 28434

Phone:
Fax: (910) 669-2993

http://www.ncturfgrass.com

Bermudagrass: Celebration™, GN-1, Latitude 36, Tifsport, Tifway 419

Centipedegrass: Common

St. Augustinegrass: Palmetto, Raleigh

Zoysiagrass: Empire™, Zorro

Quality Turf Inc

Alfred Wooten
P.O.Box 1548
Burgaw 24825

Phone:
Fax: (910) 259-3065

http://www.qualityturfnc.com

Bermudagrass: Celebration™, Premier Pro, Tifdwarf, Tifway 419

Centipedegrass: Common

St. Augustinegrass: Palmetto, Raleigh

Zoysiagrass: Emerald, Empire™, Meyer

Sandhill Turf, Inc.

Mark Harris
P.O. Box 819
Eagle Springs 27242

Phone:
Fax: (910) 673-7810

http://www.SandhillTurf.com

Bermudagrass: Champion, Tifsport, TifTuf, Tifway 419

Centipedegrass: Common

Tall Fescue / Bluegrass Mix: JDL Select

Zoysiagrass: El Toro, Zeon

Sandy Plain Sod LLC

Paul Smith
521 Sumner Road
Pink Hill 28572

Phone:
Fax: (910) 298-5718

Bermudagrass: Tifway 419

Centipedegrass: Common

Zoysiagrass: El Toro

Tarheel Turfgrass Company, Inc.

Malcom Newberry
2319 Dover/ Fort Barnwell Road
Dover 28526-9245

Phone:
Fax:

Bermudagrass: Tifway 419

Centipedegrass: Common